ATSICHS Brisbane Jimbelunga IFACSS IYHS

Foster and Kinship Care

The role of the Foster and Kinship Care team is to:

  • recruit, train, assess and¬†support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who want to care for children and young people requiring Out of Home Care placement.
  • advocate and support families after they have been approved as Provisional, Foster or Kinship Carers to ensure the safety of our children.
  • ensure ALL CARERS are holders of a current Blue Card and that they undergo personal history checks by the Department of Communities (Child Safety)

The Foster and Kinship Care Team have developed Foster Carer Training Strategies which have seen the recruitment of Murri Families increase and they also developed other resources in order to educate and ensure culturally appropriate care is provided to our children placed in Non-Indigenous Care.

The Foster and Kinship Care Team continues to follow the IFACSS Mission Statement to ensure our children and their families are fully supported throughout the Child Protection and Alternative Care process.